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by Courtney on June 16, 2012

I don’t even know where to begin…


But I’ll get to that in a second. Winking smile

Good morning, friends! Happy weekend! Is everyone getting their weekend kicked off on a healthy note?

I was up a little earlier than normal for a Saturday since Jay had to be up and out early for a golf tournament. I knew I could have slept in way longer if I let myself, but knowing that today is going to be another beautiful day, I figured I’d get up and embrace it.

Before anything, I decided start my day with some yoga. Seriously…I’m actually starting to crave it now, which is crazy to me. Today’s yoga of choice was the element 30 minute AM session.


I received this DVD in my swag bag from the Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet event last month so I figured I’d give it a shot. Honestly, the DVD was a little slow for me and is definitely geared more towards beginners. If you’re new to yoga and not quite sure on many of the poses, this would be a great one for you to try. The instructor, I thought, did a wonderful job really explaining each of the poses which would be extremely helpful for just starting out.

Either way, even though it wasn’t quite as challenging of a session, it still felt great to stretch out my muscles. I’m actually feeling a bit tight from my walk yesterday, which I figured out was just shy of 4 miles…who knew?

Speaking of which…

Fun little fact: My husband is obsessed with thinking that he sees UFO’s. True story. At first I thought he was being funny, but I really think he’s serious. After I posted this picture yesterday, can you guess what kind of response I got?

Yep. He says it’s a UFO. According to him, “planes wouldn’t fly that low!”

Gosh, I love him. (and I swear, he’s really not crazy)


So as soon as I finished up yoga this morning, I headed straight to the kitchen for breakfast. I’ve had ants in my pants for the last three days to finally try out my latest new purchase…and today was the day.


You guys. These Kodiak Cakes are incredible. Dare I even say…life changing? Winking smile

The fact that you only add water is a plus on its own, but to have them taste incredible on top of that?


I included some chia seeds in my batter today, along with some banana slices that I let cook right into the pancakes, and topped them all with some more banana slices, peanut butter, and a drizzle of sugar-free syrup.


Welcome to my new favorite breakfast. Smile


Now let’s just hope they hold me over a bit longer than regular pancakes do.

As soon as I hit publish on this post, I’m headed down to the Farmers Market (finally!) to hopefully find some goodies, and then I’m even debating on getting a pedicure because, well, I want to.

Happy Saturday!!

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1 Caroline @ After Dinner Dance June 16, 2012 at 9:45 am

Haha love that he even noticed that in the picture! And that yoga DVD looks like it would be a good one for me to try – I still need all the help I can get :)
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2 Alyssa @ fit and fun in third June 16, 2012 at 9:46 am

Can you please bring me that plate of pancakes right now??? They look so fluffy and I swear I can taste them through the computer.
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3 Megan@ The Running Doc June 16, 2012 at 9:47 am

Those pancakes look absolutely incredible! The combo of pancakes and banana is my absolute favorite!
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4 Presley (@runpretty) June 16, 2012 at 9:50 am

My husband is the same way! He also truly believes in ghosts. I don’t even know what to say to defend him… haha
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5 Blog is the New Black June 16, 2012 at 9:57 am

Those DO look life changing…. I will have to take a look into getting some!
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6 Betsy June 16, 2012 at 10:06 am

Those pancakes look AMAZING! Happy Saturday!


7 Ally's Sweet & Savory Eats June 16, 2012 at 10:10 am

I’ve heard a lot of good things about Kodiak cakes, but I’ve never seen them around here….look delicious!
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8 jessie June 16, 2012 at 10:13 am

uhh those pancakes look AMAZING!! i’m quite jealous to be honest :-X Have a wonderful weekend!!


9 Brittany @ Britt's Blurbs June 16, 2012 at 10:27 am

Oh yum those pancakes looks delish! I’ve heard so many good things about the Kodiak mix. Definitely gonna have to try it! Farmers Market & Pedicure= the PERFECT Saturday! Throw in a little beach/sun-time and it’s complete! Enjoy!
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10 Holly June 16, 2012 at 10:35 am

Guess who went to Target yesterday just for this mix after seeing it on here?! This girl ;) Can’t wait to try them tomorrow…making Craig chocolate chip pancakes for his ‘first’ father’s day!
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11 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles June 16, 2012 at 10:41 am

Oh those husbands- they add so much spice to our lives.
Oh M Geeee- those pancakes DO look life changing- so fluffy and delicious I swear I can taste them through my computer screen! Yummm!
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12 Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 16, 2012 at 10:56 am

Well, you sold me on buying that pancake mix! I can’t wait to try it!
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13 Leanne June 16, 2012 at 11:09 am

Ohh yummm! I want those pancakes ;) I’m eating a honeydew melon right now… that’s good too – but Man do those cakes look great :D
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14 Liz @ iheartvegetables June 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

Wow those look so good!!!! :)
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15 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers June 16, 2012 at 11:10 am

I have to try those Kodiak Cakes! Me being a pancake fanatic and all!! I’m off to the Farmers market too!! Have a great weekend!
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16 Kailey June 16, 2012 at 11:35 am

I am dying to try Kodiak Pancakes – I have heard they are simply the best mix! Your rave review makes me want to run to target to buy the mix haha.
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17 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More June 16, 2012 at 11:47 am

Kodiak cakes are the BEST! I fell in love with them about a year or so ago and I’m currently out. Thankfully I found out Target just started selling them (!!!) so I’ll be restocking shortly!

And yes, craving yoga is amazing! When I get out of the habit, I tend to forget just how amazing it is but then when I do it, I’m reminded of how wonderful it is for both my mind and body and find myself craving it everyday. :)
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18 Michelle@Peachy Palate June 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Those pancakes look like my kind of breakfast!!! I want Kodiak cakes!!!
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19 Tamara June 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I have that very same yoga DVD and I agree, it’s rather gentle (and not long enough for me), but some days it’s all I have time for!
Love the pancake breakfast; where can I find Kodiak?
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20 Courtney June 16, 2012 at 1:06 pm



21 Emily S June 16, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Getting a pedicure right now, and I am using the time to catch up on your blog.


22 Charissa June 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Those pancakes look so good…they are my favourite thing ever. The addition of bananas look fantastic!
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23 Brittany @ GOtheXtraMile June 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Oh gosh, now I’m going to have to go out and buy kodiak cakes. Then, I will most likely get addicted and go broke. Ha-ha :D
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24 Suzanne @ Fit Minded Mom June 16, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Whoa….those are some De-licious looking pancakes! I am going to have to check to see if my Target carries them because they are now on my must try list!!
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25 Maureen T June 16, 2012 at 6:58 pm

Those look AMAZING!
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26 Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy June 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm

looks delicious! pancakes are a great way to start the day! :)
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27 Tara Burner June 16, 2012 at 7:24 pm

OMG those pancakes look like they’re to die for! May have to give the recipe a try next week!
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28 Sam @ Fit for My Fork June 17, 2012 at 10:51 am

I love pancakes! These look delicious and easy if you only have to add water. Mmmm…! Getting a pedicure just because you want to is a fine reason for doing so – hope you did! :)
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29 Kaitlyn June 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I’m with ya on the yoga craving! Oh and your pancakes? Yea, they look BOMB. I have a feeling you’d also join me in my love for these waffles I’ve been making almost every weekend…
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30 Lisa June 17, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Haha, that’s hilarious about the UFO thing because when I was like 13-14 I was so obsessed with UFO’s and always claimed I saw them anywhere we went, I was nutty. Those pancakes look so fluffy! I want them.
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31 Haley @ Housegirl Haley June 20, 2012 at 9:23 pm

I love that your husband spotted the UFO. So funny. And I love your reason to get a pedicure! “Just because you want to” is always the best reason! Treat yo self :)


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